Mechanical engineers analyse and develop technological systems that involve motion. They help society harness the energy and forces that exist in nature.
Mechanical engineering is a discipline that is recognised worldwide. As one of the broadest engineering disciplines, it will provide you with versatile skills for numerous career options.
System conception, design, manufacturing, maintenance and management are all within the scope of mechanical engineering. These systems include micromechanical devices, power-generating turbines, thermal power generation, and air and transport systems.
This course is oriented to provide skill development opportunities with hands-on experience. You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge and skills to devise and/or develop solutions for a range of engaging and challenging industry problems.
In particular, you’ll appreciate applying your multidisciplinary problem-solving skills across a spectrum of science and engineering endeavours that extend through to biomedical engineering.
In your final year you’ll undertake an individual research project.
Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with a Bachelor of Commerce.
How this course will make you industry ready
This course emphasises skills development opportunities with hands-on experience, and is delivered by highly qualified Curtin academics with international experience and industry exposure.
What jobs can the Mechanical Engineering lead to?
- Mechanical engineer
- Aeronautical engineer
- Mechatronic engineer
- Marine engineering
- Mineral and material processing
- Plant operation and maintenance
- Power generation
- System design
- Water supply
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental science, mathematics, data analytics, information science, and computing underpinning the broad field of engineering, GC1
- Solve complex mechanical engineering problems of industrial and societal significance through the application of discipline-specific and integrated bodies of knowledge, design and sustainability principles, GC1
- Make decisions related to the design and implementation of solutions to engineering problems in a safe, ethical, and climate-responsible manner adhering to legal and professional standards and through respectful partnerships with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures as globally responsible citizens, GC4, GC5
- Apply systems thinking for innovative solutions to global mechanical engineering challenges, discern knowledge and undertake applied research in a discipline of mechanical engineering, GC2
- Select and use current and emerging technologies to develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems, GC3
- Demonstrate lifelong learning habits, teamwork and leadership abilities, project management skills, and the ability to identify opportunities for career-wide professional growth, necessary for advancing a career in engineering and beyond, GC6